Welcome to Business2Sea

The B2B matchmaking event organised as part of Business2Sea 2016.

Fórum Oceano - Association of Maritime Economy invites you to take part in the B2B matchmaking event on Maritime Economy. Business2Sea will offer companies, research centres, associations and clusters the opportunity to find new international partners, and to start new collaborations for business and projects related to the marine and maritime sector.

International B2B meetings are organised as part of the Business2Sea 2016 event (6th edition of former Fórum do Mar | Sea Forum) and will take place at 16th and 17th of November 2016, at Alfândega Porto Congress Centre (Porto, Portugal).

The B2B meetings are free of charge and open to all community and only requires registration in this platform.


The 6th edition of former Fórum do Mar is an international event dedicated to stakeholders from the different activity sectors that comprise the Maritime Economy and will encompasses international conferences, seminars and workshops and an exhibition space for sea products, services and technologies. The main focus of event will be, however, on face to face business meetings.


ITI Mar - Portugal 2020 - à atenção dos participantes nacionais (for national participants)

O ITI Mar é um instrumento implementado pela Comissão, coordenado pela Direção-Geral de Política do Mar. Chamamos à atenção para quem estiver a planear um projeto e necessitar de informação sobre fontes de financiamento no âmbito do Portugal 2020 para o domínio do mar, que os encontros B2B contam com a participação de todos os Programas Operacionais, através da marcação de um encontro com o ITI Mar, participante / perfil “Informação sobre financiamento de projetos na área do Mar (Portugal 2020)". Não hesite em marcar um encontro através deste perfil.

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  • Blue Growth
  • Cooperation,  Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Internationalization,
  • Short, sharp 20 minute meetings to foster effective networking

Why to participate

  • Showcase your projects, products and services
  • Use the event to initiate new businesses
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and cooperations
  • Find new partners for research projects

Main topics

All sectors from the Maritime Economy, from traditional to emerging activities:

  • Maritime industries
  • Ports, Shipping and Logistics
  • Nautical tourism and Recreational sailing
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Sea food conservation, processing and commercialization
  • Marine Bio resources and Biotechnology
  • Marine energies (renewable, oil and gas)

How does it work?

  • Register and publish your collaboration wishes
  • Browse the participant list and book meetings with companies you are interested in one week before the event you receive your meeting schedule


Supported by


With the High Patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic

closed since 14 Nov 2016
Registration 18 Jul – 14 Nov
Meeting Selection 1 Oct – 14 Nov
Event 16 Nov – 17 Nov
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Rua Nova da Alfândega
Porto, Portugal
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 117
Meetings 206
Angola 2
Brazil 2
Croatia 1
France 2
Ireland 1
Italy 1
Luxembourg 1
Malta 1
Portugal 103
Spain 6
United Kingdom 2
Total 122
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After Event 924